Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA) was founded in August 1993 as an open discussion forum on international affairs and the Slovak foreign policy without links to any party or movement. Its overall goal is to enable open space for free exchange of opinions and ideas on the scope of foreign policy. The SFPA is a voluntary association of individuals and bodies corporate with interest in the area of foreign policy. The main substance of its activities is to actively support integration of the Slovak Republic into the community of democratic countries and their political and security structures. The SFPA spreads unbiased information about international relations through its programmes based on primary sources. The association unites citizens of a varied political affiliation. Membership in the SFPA is available to everybody who is convinced of the importance of discussions concerning foreign policy and international relations issues.